luxuriance luxuriance


  • (n) the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses



  1. There was no fat on it and no luxuriance anywhere; it was Africa distilled up through six thousand feet, like the strong and refined essence of a continent.
  2. Before the War most typical of the gay luxuriance of Moscow was Yar's famed restaurant where gypsies sang and danced.
  3. He solemnly gives the recipe for preserving the luxuriance of his planter's pompadourwash it every day in soapy water.


  1. The panorama appears little changed since Sir Walter Scott wrote in 1818, "The equipage stopped on a commanding eminence, where beauty of the English countryside was displayed in the utmost luxuriance. . . . The Thames, here turreted with villas and...
    on Apr 17, 2010 By: Walter Scott Source: Boston Globe

  2. His work was characterized, Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote, by "an unruly luxuriance of language" and "an ability to ease between trash talk and near-choral transport."
    on Oct 3, 2005 By: Henry Louis Gates Source: San Francisco Chronicle

Word of the Day
affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /